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UKLA Academic Book Award

This award is presented every year for a recently published academic text about the teaching of English for teachers, students, consultants or HE tutors. The panel looks for books that make a lasting, significant contribution to the teaching of English.


The award encourages nominations from a wide range of publishers of academic books. It is given to a text which fulfils many of the following criteria:

  • makes a distinctive contribution to literacy education
  • inspires the teaching of literacy
  • is based on sound research
  • promotes diversity
  • will be a rich and lasting resource for teachers, teacher educators and students
  • encourages teachers, teacher educators and students to be reflective, innovative and creative
  • is accessibly written and recognises a broad range of perspectives, experiences and voices
  • if visual illustrations and diagrams are used, they should, where possible, represent diversity
  • can be for any or all key stages from early years to KS5
  • may be relevant to classroom practice
  • if an edited collection, has a clear editorial voice

Enquires FAO Lynda Graham

Panel Chair: Morag Styles

Academic Book Award 2020/2021

Submissions will be invited from publishers from 31 August to 31 October 2020 for books published for the first time in the UK or Ireland between November 1 2019 and October 31 2020. Books may previously have been published in other countries, and translations are eligible. However, reprints and new editions are not eligible.

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